Sweet as! Easy last-minute Christmas gifts this holiday season
You know the one thing the Christmas songs seem to never talk about? The frantic last-minute Christmas shopping rush.
We know how busy the holiday season can get with all the party preparations, buying ingredients for a sumptuous holiday feast, and of course, your Christmas gifts!
Need ideas for your next Kris Kringle?
Looking to give people something that’s uniquely theirs? Not sure you’re quite ready to deal with the stress of a crowded shopping centre – particularly following 8 months of lockdown (and little social interaction!)
Good news: we’ve got a bunch of fantastic, handmade gift ideas that you can totally do yourself if you need some creative, heartfelt (and last-minute!) present ideas.
Not to mention, it’s a lot more fun than waiting in line or circling a shopping centre looking for a parking spot!
How do you do last-minute Christmas shopping?
Ideally, by ensuring that all of your Christmas shopping is done long before the rush starts!
Of course, sometimes things don’t work out that way. Now you’re down to the last couple of days before Christmas, and you’re bouncing from shop to shop on your last-minute holiday shopping trip.
You got a lot of things in your mind, and you can’t think straight!
The last-minute shopping frenzy is incredibly stressful.
But it doesn’t have to be – there are many things you can do to ensure you don’t miss any of your last-minute Christmas shopping:
- Make a list of all the people you need to shop for
- List potential gifts and where to buy them for each
- Set a budget per person (and don’t neglect how quickly it can add up!)
- Don’t be afraid to resort to using arts and crafts…
- … and don’t be afraid to give food if you know it’ll be appreciated
- Be prepared to make multiple trips
- Buy gift bundles
What are good last-minute Christmas gifts?
So you’ve done all of the precautions listed above. Now for the final step: actually choosing a gift to give.
As we mentioned above, you shouldn’t be afraid to resort to arts and crafts for your gift. In fact, this can actually be the best option depending on the recipient!
After all, who doesn’t love a customised, personalised gift?
If you don’t like finding a gift in the shopping centre and online stores won’t ship in time, then why not take the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and start pouring your artistic side into those crafts and arts ideas?
- Baked pastries and cookies
- Homemade jam or marmalade
- Sweet and spicy nuts
- DIY home-made candles
- Christmas tree ornaments
- A jar or bag full of assorted lollies
Not only are these gifts well-received, but the creative process can also prove to be a fun bonding activity if you get the kids involved!
What are some inexpensive Christmas gifts?
Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year – however, it isn’t quite as good for your wallet!
Budget will always be an important consideration when choosing presents. For those with limited budgets, you can still give a special Christmas gift that will send a thoughtful message – price isn’t the only thing that makes a good gift!
Some inexpensive Christmas gifts that make for good gift ideas include:
- Smartphone cases and stands
- Sleek card holders
- Waterproof bluetooth speakers (for those shower singalong sessions)
- Custom facial masks (Victorians, take note)
Here’s an idea: instead of a single large gift, why not a selection of smaller, more affordable ones?
Any combination of the ideas above are solid bets, and you can also support them with inexpensive yet yummy Australian Christmas lollies in mini bags or bottles and jars.
What should I get my Mum at the last minute for Christmas?
Your Mum is probably one of the most important people to shop for this holiday season – if there’s one gift you can’t mess up, it’s this one!
Assuming you’re good with baking however, we’ve got just what you need.
Just think about all those sweets, pastries and cakes mum got for you while you were a kid. Isn’t it time that you return the favour?
A care package including some of mum’s favourite pastries, cakes, and even cupcakes with her favourite lollies sprinkled on top can satisfy her sweet tooth, while also adding a dash of sugary sweetness to her Christmas lunch.
Team these with some luxe products such as a face mask (the moisturising kind, this time!), a heat pack, candles, or her favourite tea.
What should I get my parents at the last minute for Christmas?
Need gift ideas for dad as well? Thinking of getting one gift that they can both use?
Luckily, there’s no shortage of ideas here!
The baking idea we mentioned above is a great idea, as it can be easily scaled up to feed both parents instead of just one. However, some other sweet ideas include gifts that they will both enjoy using such as:
- Cozy slippers
- Oil diffuser
- Gardening kit
- Body or foot massager
- French press
- Teapot and cups
What do you get your best friend for Christmas at the last minute?
Just to be clear, we don’t know your best friend or what they like – only you do.
That said, we can give you some general pointers!
One of the biggest ones is to not overthink it. They’re your best friend after all – your friendship should be strong enough to last even if you aren’t able to get them a gift for Christmas.
If you can’t find a physical item, why not treat them to something else instead?
Why not arrange a spa day? Or book a dinner at a restaurant they’ve been dying to go to. What about a cooking class? Or even a picnic in your favourite park. The point is, it doesn’t always have to be a physical gift!
And if distance is a concern, why not send them a Christmas car package, complete with candy canes, chocolate and other assorted Christmas lollies?
‘Tis the season to be sweet and jolly with MyLollies’ range of bulk lollies!
Our huge range of Christmas Australian candy doesn’t just make for great gifts or extras – they can also be a fantastic addition to your party or Christmas lunch.
A Christmas lolly buffet can be a great way to add some extra sweetness to your Christmas.
Of course, you’re going to need plenty of sweets to make this happen!
At MyLollies, we offer Christmas lollies at wholesale prices. From classics, to gluten-free lollies and everything in between, our online lolly shop has everything you need, no matter what your plans are.
With speedy nationwide delivery, we can get you your lollies quickly, meaning you won’t need to spend days on-edge waiting for your shipment to arrive.
Want your lollies even quicker? If you live in Melbourne, you can swing by our confectionery warehouse in Seaford to pick up your sweets directly!